Sr. Planner

Summit, New Jersey, United States
May 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Req #: 1900830
Location: Summit, New Jersey, United States
Job Category: Technical Development
Work Location: 556 Morris Avenue 07901
Organization: Supply Chain
Employee Status: Full-time
Job Type: Regular

The Senior Planner, Global Supply Planning defines and manages the supply plans for a portfolio of products. To accomplish this, the Senior Planner uses the Oracle EBS / Advanced Supply Chain Planning suite to aggregate global demand from all streams and generates a preliminary supply plan. Then, the Senior Planner interprets inventory-policy, verifies and reacts to network manufacturing-capacity, and verifies / incorporates material availability constraints. Finally, the Senior Planner communicates the final supply plan and any related information to internal / external manufacturing organizations. As part of this process, the Senior Planner will also report monthly and quarterly supply activities and business performance and will escalate business-critical decision-points to management through the Sales & Operations Planning process.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Define, publish and monitor global production plans for a portfolio of products considering demand from all sources (i.e.: forecasts, sales orders, supplier managed inventories, clinical requirements, etc.), and balancing inventories / manufacturing capacities. This includes API, drug product and finished goods.
  • Work closely with Internal/External Manufacturing organizations and other GPDO teams to ensure that the production plans are achievable using capacity planning, level loading, materials availability planning, etc.
  • Align production plans with short-term, long-term and strategic needs of Commercial Operations, Internal/External Manufacturing and other GPDO organizations. Also, ensure production plans are aligned with financial budget forecasts/commitments and strategies.
  • Work closely with the Global Demand Management team to understand the sales forecasts versus actual sales variations and adjust supply plans if necessary to maintain inventory and customer service levels.
  • Prioritize product release of finished goods as necessary.
  • Responsible for analyzing monthly the inventory levels for global finished goods, semi-finished goods and API, to ensure adherence to Global Supply safety stock policies.
  • Gather detailed supply and inventory data in a timely manner to support the monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process.
  • Gather and synthesize timely and detailed data to support and / or create S&OP reports. Present information at meetings or related forums
  • Monitor safety stocks and inventory levels in a monthly basis to minimize the impact of demand forecast variability as well as to minimize the risk of inventory write-offs
  • Manage and execute supply plans / inventory strategies for new product launches, product line extensions and label changes.
  • Participate on cross-functional meetings as subject matter expert as required.
  • Upon special request, conduct ad-hoc analyses for senior management level business decisions.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of planning experience in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry
  • Prior experience planning in a multiple manufacturing site and/or contract manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience interacting with demand management, quality and regulatory organizations
  • Must have strong analytical skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability to the team, and professional maturity are required
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite experience required including; Excel; Outlook; PowerPoint
  • Oracle EBS / Advance Supply Chain Planning (or SAP) experience required
  • APICS certification is a plus

About Us


At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

"At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients."

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.